The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) is an Upstate New York consortium focusing on the demography and economics of aging, with Syracuse University as its hub and the Cornell Population Center and the School of Public Health of the University at Albany as its spokes. The overarching objective of the CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults through research, training, and dissemination. CAPS is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 Demography and Economics of Aging Centers  program.  

CAPS research is characterized by two signature themes and three cross-cutting themes that directly address the goals and priority areas of NIA. The two signature themes are health and well-being and family and intergenerational supports. The three cross-cutting themes are: the role of policy, the importance of place, and the distinctive circumstances of specific populations, including populations defined by historical experiences (e.g., military veterans), geography (e.g., rural residents), health conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), or shared vulnerabilities (e.g., low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority adults).  

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CAPS Seminar: Lena Dahlberg
Apr 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Apr 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Congressional Briefing on "Living, Working, Dying: Demographic Insights into COVID-19"
Apr 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM

**CO-SPONSORED METHODS WORKSHOP: Ambulatory Assessment**
May 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM

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Lerner Center/CAPS Bulletins

Introducing the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Age-at-Death Data Tracker
Scott D. Landes, Nader Mehri, and Janet M. Wilmoth

New York State’s Counties Have Different Trends in Population Aging
Nader Mehri

More Uncertainty Leads to Less Accuracy on Death Certificates for Adults with Intellectual Disability
Erin Bisesti and Scott D. Landes

Unment Needs are Associated with Increased Stress and Poor Physical and Mental Health in Early Adulthood
Colleen Heflin, Katie Green, Ying Huang, and Asiya Validova

Expanding Public Insurance Eligibility Increases Substance Use Treatment Provider Acceptance of Public Insurance and Increases Access to Treatment
Sarah Hamersma and Johanna Catherine Maclean

Allowing Cities to Raise Minimum Wage Could Prevent Hundreds of Infant Deaths Annually
Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat, and Jennifer Karas Montez

COVID-19 Risk for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Varies by Type of Residential Setting
Ashlyn W.W.A. Wong and Scott D. Landes

Progress in Closing the Age-at-Death Disparity for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Scott D. Landes 

Less Worthy Lives? We Must Prioritize People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation
Scott D. Landes, Margaret A. Turk, Katherine E. McDonald, and Maya Sabatello

COVID-19 Reduced Outpatient Visits by up to 70% in the US
Pinka Chatterji and Yue Li

There are Large Disparities between U.S. States in Cardiovascular Mortality among Adults aged 55 and Older
Nader Mehri

The U.S. Rural Mortality Penalty is Wide and Growing
Shannon M. Monnat

Physical Health Impacts of Grandparenting Children with Disabilities
Ynesse Abdul Malak and Madonna Harrington Meyer

Child Injuries and the Timing of SNAP Benefits Receipt
Colleen Heflin, Irma Arteaga, Jean Felix Ndashimye, and Matthew P. Rabbitt

COVID-19 Trends Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Living in Residential Group Homes in New York State through July 10, 2020
Scott D. Landes, Margaret A. Turk, Margaret K. Formica, and Katherine E. McDonald

Rural COVID-19 Mortality Rates are Highest in Counties with the Largest Percentages of Blacks and Hispanics
Kent Jason G. Cheng, Yue Sun, and Shannon Monnat

Many Older Americans Do Not Receive the Recommended Home Health Care After Hospitalization
Jun Li, Mingyu Qi, Rachel M. Werner